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Then Y'hava rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from Y'hava out of heaven; and he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground. But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt. And Abraham got up early in the morning to the place where he stood before Y'hava: and he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace...

I was researching a theory of mine the other day, which required a closer look at the above passage, when I came across some interesting info on this subject that I thought I would post on my site.

The location of this ancient city is still debated today. Some say that it was at the SW part of the Dead Sea and some others (Ron Wyatt?) believed that the cities were actually spread over about 100 miles.

I believe that this view is correct for various reasons. When I looked at a topographical map of the area (which I believe came from the Readers Digest Atlas of the Bible) I saw two 'anomalies' that I had seen before, but that I didn't realize the significance of at the time. To the SW of the bottom of the dead sea there are two 'Hollows' (Machtesh Ramon and Machtesh Hagadol) that look suspiciously like Craters to me. If they are, then this supports, strongly, the belief that the southern portion of the Dead Sea is actually a Crater and that Sodom, or what is left of it, is now under water.

Now, as to the actual destruction of the city I wanted to say this. Some think that it might have been destroyed by some type of nuclear devise (as I once pondered). Another possibility is that it was a Hydrogen bomb of some kind, or even an Antimatter bomb, and finally a meteor strike (which would explain the craters).

One site ("Daily Bible Study"?) said of this destruction: "Whether or not it was a nuclear explosion, as some people now believe, or another sort of natural or supernatural force, one thing is certain - the destruction of Sodom came with great power. Its devastation was so complete that, unlike so many other ancient cities, no trace of it has yet to be found."

However, I don't think that they have found any extra-ordinary amount of background radiation, or glass that can be proven to have resulted from a nuclear or antimatter explosion (which explosion is also lacking from Abraham's eyewitness account), and further, Abraham made no mention of a meteor or its impact, but there is one element common to the entire area that, to my mind, also rules out a meteor strike and, in fact, any other type of destruction.

That element is Salt.

Where did all the salt around the Dead Sea come from, and why was Lot's wife turned into a Pillar of Salt?

Here's the theory. IF my posts on The Son of Man turn out to be true, then in that post I proposed that He had been taken back in time even to before the creation to the beginning. Now, if that were true, in order for God to take matter (His physical body) out of Space and Time, would require a certain amount of creative energy to be released to accomplish this. This would be similar to a Resurrection but with the exception that, not only was he taken out of time, but he was then placed back in time from when he originally lived. I think that this would have some type of effect on this physical world, and perhaps rules out time travel; at least back through time. Note also this implication in Y'shua's words in John's Gospel that "My Abba is greater than me and no one can pluck them out of my Abba's Hand. This is more so significant because, if you look at the above mentioned anomalies on a map they look exactly like fingerprints in the sand, as if God reached down and scooped something, or in this case, someone right off the face of the earth.

Thus, because Time and Space are all relative to God (not just Einstein), then He could have directed the explosion to a time and place of his choosing to effect the greatest good for His plan of Redemption and the establishment of the Kingdom. Thus, the destruction of the cities of the plain, still talked about to this day. And keep in mind that Y'shua, as he contemplated this account in the Word, would have been extremely interested in the story because it was his Abba's work.

Course, the only way we could know for sure is if He decided to do the same thing again, in our times...



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